The annual USAS Summer Convention is where experienced student organizers from USAS affiliates around the country come together to talk strategy, decide campaign priorities, and build relationships with other student leaders who will support each other in another year of powerful movement building.
Once again, our Summer Convention will take place August 12-13, at the Amalgamated Transit Union headquarters — the George Meany National Labor College Campus — in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Each USAS local should plan to send ONLY TWO members of their group in addition to 2017-2018 national leadership. This is done to keep conversations as constructive and productive as possible given the short time frame that we’ll be together. We’ll be voting on any proposals brought by membership, and these two individuals will be expected to act as representatives for their group and submit votes on their behalf.
Food and housing for the retreat will be provided on both days through registration fees, but feel free to bring personal spending money. Plan your trip early, especially booking flights, and do as much of your own fundraising as possible! Travel scholarships to attend the USAS Summer Convention are available but also very limited and offered to individuals with the most financial need —in the registration form below, please indicate if you’d like to request a travel scholarship.
So as your USAS local starts to make plans to attend we’ve got just a few questions for you to start thinking about:
- Have you cleared your calendar for August 12th and 13th?
- Has your local formally affiliated and received a USAS local number? If you’re not already, fill out the affiliation form here. Only locals with official local numbers will be permitted to vote on proposals.
- Are you a dues paying member? Well it’s tough as heck doing what we do so if you got a minute to help our movement grow, hop to it. It can be as little as the cost of a pack of gum! Sign up for membership here.
After you register, keep checking your email for follow up information on travel details, housing locations and other logistical details. In the meantime, remember to get the other members of your local registered today!